Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system for social reform advocated by Charles Fourier in the early 19th century, proposing that society be organized into small self-sustaining communal groups.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cooperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The coöperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The communistic system propounded by the French socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837), based on his philosophy of the passions and affections.

Etymologies

Fourier +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brook Farm was thus free, it had to bear its share in the general assaults upon the doctrines of associative life and "Fourierism" that were made elsewhere.

    Brook Farm

  • Should it have been the fortune of any one to come across an occasional allusion to Fourier, it will be apt to be of such a forbidding nature that there will be no strong temptation to follow the subject further; and all through the literature of our country, in the writings of men whose reading, if not their knowledge, should have taught them better, will be found intimations that "Fourierism" was a system of life based on a plane hardly worthy of being rated higher than mere sensualism.

    Brook Farm

  • Charlie Black: Fourierism was tried in the late nineteenth century... and it failed.

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  • E. Poulat, Les Cahiers manuscrits de Fourier (Paris, 1957), which includes a guide to studies of Fourierism; Oeuvres choisies de C.H. Saint-Simon, 3 vols.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • It was during this remarkable movement, which has never yet been properly studied, that modern Socialism was born -- Fourierism with

    The Conquest of Bread

  • This explodes the infidel systems of Fourierism, Socialism,

    The Christian Home

  • "But how do you account for this wonderful change, this unprecedented fever for Fourierism?" asked Flocon.

    Edmond Dantès

  • It differed from Fourierism and Owenism, however, in that instead of a universal appeal based upon Brotherhood,

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles

  • There was a multitude of what Engels calls "social quacks," but the really great social movements, Owenism in England, and Fourierism in

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles

  • It was now merged in the weekly _Tribune_, in which all sorts of vagaries were exploited: Fourierism, spiritualism, opposition to divorce and the theater, total abstinence, abolitionism, opposition to the annexation of

    Children of the Market Place

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